Divorce Residency Requirements in NY
Grounds for Divorce in New York
If you live in the state of New York, you may assume that you are eligible
to file for
divorce in this state. This, however, may not actually be the case. The general
standard for most divorces in New York is at least one year of residency
prior to the date of filing for divorce. According to Domestic Relations
Law 230, you must meet at least one of the following standards in order
to qualify for a divorce in New York State.
- The marriage ceremony took place in New York State and at least one spouse
was a resident at the time for at least one year before the divorce was filed.
- The married couple was living together in New York, with at least one of
them being a resident, for at least a complete year prior to the divorce filing.
- The reason for the divorce filings took place in New York and both spouses
were New York residents at the time.
- If the spouses were not married in New York and never lived as husband
and wife in the state, one spouse must have at one time been a resident
of New York State as well as have lived there for at least two years before
the case of divorce.
Remember, you do not have to meet all of these requirements in order to
qualify for a divorce, only one must be true of your case. If you are
unsure of your residency status, you can ask yourself some of the following
questions: Did I register to vote in New York? Did I obtain a driver's
license in New York? Did I register my car in New York? These are only
some of the ways that you can establish residency. For a comprehensive
explanation of residency requirements for divorce in New York, speak with
a New York divorce attorney from our firm.
Get in Touch With a New York Uncontested Divorce Attorney
If you want to enter into
uncontested divorce in the state of New York, then speak with a divorce attorney from Eiges
& Orgel, PLLC. To say that we are familiar with divorce laws in New
York State would be an understatement. Our firm has more than 40 years'
legal experience. If you contact our firm for legal advising, you can
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outcome to your divorce. We want you to be able to resolve your divorce
without going to court, and will do whatever it takes to make that happen.
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